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Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell (7) stumbles due to injury in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Mavericks fear 'severe' Achilles injury for center Powell

Jan. 22, 2020 12:02 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas center Dwight Powell sustained what the Mavericks fear is a “severe” injury to his right Achilles tendon in a 110-107 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night. Coach Rick Carlisle said the club would wait on an MRI exam to determine the extent of the injury, but...

Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) dunks the ball over Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) in during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Leonard scores 36 to lead Clippers past Mavericks 110-107

Jan. 21, 2020 11:18 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points, Landry Shamet hit two clutch 3-pointers late and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Dallas Mavericks 110-107 Tuesday night for their fourth straight win. Dallas ended a four-game winning streak, and more importantly, lost a key piece in center Dwight Powell just...

Evansville coach McCarty fired amid misconduct allegations

Jan. 21, 2020 11:06 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Walter McCarty has been fired as Evansville's coach after an investigation revealed additional allegations of off-court misconduct, the university announced Tuesday. Former Butler coach Todd Lickliter was hired late Tuesday to replace McCarty, the university announced. Lickliter...

Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic, left, and forward Kristaps Porzingis sit on the bench during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Porzingis rejoins Mavs after missing 10 games with sore knee

Jan. 21, 2020 8:46 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis was back in the lineup for Dallas against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night after missing 10 games with right knee soreness. The 7-foot-3 forward was expected to return almost a week ago in Sacramento, but was a late scratch when knee soreness returned during...

Officer suspended for shooting video of ex-NBA player West

Jan. 21, 2020 7:29 PM EST

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — A Maryland police officer has been suspended for shooting a video that shows former NBA player Delonte West as he was being questioned while shirtless and handcuffed, a police department said. One of two videos circulating on social media shows a thin, shirtless man with tattoos...

New Orleans Pelicans NBA basketball forward Zion Williamson talks to the media after practice at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center in Metairie, La., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)

Zion Williamson rejoining Pelicans lineup at pivotal time

Jan. 21, 2020 4:50 PM EST

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Zion Williamson opened with a joke — about himself. A monthslong recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery is finally behind the New Orleans Pelicans rookie and top overall draft choice. And when Williamson discussed the long wait for his highly anticipated NBA regular-season...

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, David Stern, a member of the 2014 class of inductees into the Basketball Hall of Fame, listens to a question during a news conference in Springfield, Mass. A tribute to late NBA Commissioner Stern is to be held at New York's Radio City on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Magic Johnson at Stern memorial: I'm going to miss my angel

Jan. 21, 2020 4:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern was remembered Tuesday as a mentor and a leader, a Little League parent and a loyal friend. To Magic Johnson, he was an angel. Johnson tearfully recalled Stern’s firm support after the Hall of Fame player learned he had HIV, and how it was the former NBA commissioner...

Blazers make Trevor Ariza trade with Sacramento official

Jan. 21, 2020 12:44 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired veteran forward Trevor Ariza from the Sacramento Kings. Portland also gets Wenyen Gabriel and Caleb Swanigan from the Kings in exchange for Kent Bazemore, Anthony Tolliver and two second-round draft picks. Ariza, a 15-year NBA veteran who was...

In this Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, photo, Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball player LeBron James watches a high school basketball game between his son's team, Sierra Canyon, and Paul VI at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

James heads to Springfield to see son before playing Celtics

Jan. 21, 2020 9:18 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Lakers star LeBron James took in his son's high school game in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Monday afternoon before returning to Boston to face the Celtics. “It's truly a blessing, and I didn't mind going down to Springfield to check the game out,” James said after the...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) practices before an NBA basketball game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Los Angeles Clippers in New Orleans, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Williamson is expected to return to play Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

As wait for Zion ends, 76ers' Brown recalls challenges await

Jan. 21, 2020 3:26 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Zion Williamson is set to make his NBA debut, which will bring plenty of excitement to New Orleans. It will also bring some challenges to coach Alvin Gentry. That's what Philadelphia coach Brett Brown learned from his experiences when the wait for a franchise star was finally over....